The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested a huge quantity of home-grown marijuana in the Gibi District, Upper Margibi County, the Liberia News Agency (LINA) has reported.
Following the arrest of the illegal substance, the officer-in-charge of the LDEA in Margibi County, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph O. Gooding, said his officers had earlier received a tip-off from their operatives in Gleegbah Town in Gibi District, and that they proceeded to the area with the backup of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) police and arrested over 90 kilograms of marijuana, with a street value of the L$675,000 or US$7,675, at the home of a man only identified as Varney.
Gooding said members of the Community Watch Team in the area also assisted in the arrest of the marijuana in Gleegbah Town, which is now being used as a major transit point by suspected drug traffickers.
The route, he said, is a detour to the Salala Immigration Check-Point in Bong County, thereby providing the suspects an easy entry into Margibi County.
Gooding said the Joint Security of Margibi and Bong Counties are in hot pursuit of Varney, the alleged drug trafficker, and his accomplices.
Meanwhile the arrested marijuana is currently in the possession of the LDEA Margibi County Detachment to be forwarded to court pending the arrest of suspect Varney.